- User Name: Kurai Seraphim
- Member Since: Sunday, September 23, 2001, 9:23 PM
- Name: William Bloodworth
- Studio: Kurai Seraphim Productions
- Location: Cary, NC, United States
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- Profile: Profila Circa last August 2009
I'm an AMV person. No, really, I know it's hard to believe given where you are right now but it's true, I admit it, I'm guilty.
In all honesty, I don't really know if I'm an AMV person or not these days. I did my first AMVs in high school on Adobe Premiere 5.0 using a less than spectacular computer. My first few were really bad, but I learned from them. Anita's Tears was the first video I sent to a con and looking back on it it wasn't really that great, though other people seem to like it and action videos always hold some degree of charm when done remotely well. After using Kirika Strikes to fill a school project, I went on to do Space Madness for Animazement 2002, which won the Straightjacket Award and holds the title of my only actual win. After that I went on to do Forsaken Love (my favorite of my amvs), Fallen Angels (my endeavor into the world of artsy videos), and Canadian Pride (a return to simple comedy).
Then things got tricky. College picked up steam and I found myself with less time to merely sit back and edit videos. If that weren't enough, I took on the staff position for Animazement's Anime Music Video Contest in 2005 and continue to hold it now (2007). I made a quick intro sequence for AZ 2005's contest and a mock AMV contest for the Animazement Musical in 2006, but that's the extent of my anime manipulation since taking the staff job.
In August, 2009, I left Animazement but as of yet haven't really felt motivated to pick up AMVs again. Whenever I get an idea, I tell myself that I don't want to spend the amount of time necessary to make said video as good as I'd want it to be. Handling a contest for five years has raised my standards painfully high and I just can't bring myself to start a video that I don't think I'd be proud of.
Hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things at some point, but in the meantime I hope you've had fun during the years I handled the Animazement AMV contest and really, really hope you don't use these videos I did in high school as a representation of what I'm capable of now.